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Date Published: 2015
Author/s: The East Africa Dairy Development Project
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Affiliation: National Forestry Resources Research Institute - NaFORRI


Rhodes grass is a vigorous, perennial grass, originating in South Africa, with a strong root • system that gives it good drought tolerance. It spreads quickly, forming good ground cover, and grows to 1.5 m. It grows under a wide range of conditions. It is useful in the cut-and-carry system and for open grazing and is popular for hay making. Common varieties are Giant, Boma (in photo), Mbarara and Masaba Rhodes.

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1. Rhodes grass